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  Definition of petrify
  1. cause to become stone-like or stiff or dazed and stunned; "The horror petrified his feelings"; "Fear petrified her thinking"
  2. make rigid and set into a conventional pattern; "rigidify the training schedule"; "ossified teaching methods"; "slogans petrify our thinking"
  3. change into stone; "the wood petrified with time"
Similar Words: rigidify, ossify, lapidify

 

Derivational Morphology: ossification, conformity, rigidity, rigidness, inflexibility, petrifaction, petrification

 

 
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